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Muncie Board of Education monographs

Identifier: MSS-085

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a series of monographs on manufacturers, utility companies, and local life in Muncie, Indiana. The monographs were published between 1938 and 1939 by the Muncie Board of Education for use in junior high schools.


  • Creation: 1938 - 1939

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries, Muncie, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Archives and Special Collections.

Historical Note

At the beginning of the 1936-1937 school year, a plan was developed by the Board of Education to create a series of monographs on various aspects of local life in Muncie, Indiana through which junior high school students could interpret their community. Committees were appointed by the Board of Education to write the monographs under the direction of the Superintendent of Schools and the Director of Research. Teachers, high school students, and officials from the various businesses represented in the monograph series were involved in the project and additional historical information was contributed by the Federal Writers' Project of the United States Work Progress Administration.


0.2 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



Arranged alphabetically by monograph letter (roughly chronological by publication date).

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation on 1992/11/13.


No additions are expected.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital reproductions of the materials in this collection are available online in the Ball State University Digital Media Repository:

Related Archival Materials

Additional materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collection in Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries, Muncie IN:

MSS.001: Richard A. Greene papers

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 1994/02/18 by M. Sears. Collection processing reviewed 2008/12/30 by Maren L. Read. Finding aid created 1994/02/18 by M. Sears. EAD finding aid completed 2008/12/30 by Maren L. Read. EAD finding aid revised 2012/11/02 by Bethany Fiechter and 2015/05/26 by Brandon Pieczko.

Muncie Board of Education monographs
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Repository Details

Part of the Stoeckel Archives of Local History Repository

Alexander M. Bracken Library
2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie Indiana 47306 USA